Habichuela

A year ago the great guitarist Juan Carmona (known as Juan ‘Habichuela’) was dead. He belonged to a great flamenco dinasty that started with his grandfather (‘Habichuela el viejo’), then his father (José Carmona) and his brothers (Pepe ‘Habichuela’, Carlos y Luis Carmona). During his first years Juan ‘Habichuela’ played guitar for Gracia del Sacromonte […]

Dancing in the street

Today in 1985, David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ for the forthcoming Live Aid fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium […]

Part two

A few days ago I was listening to the song that we are going to share today, and I thought about several things: that during my life I have ‘enjoyed’ the reigns of two Kings in my country, but my daughters would only remember the second; that these days it is celebrated the third coronation […]

The Ox

Today, 15 years ago John Entwistle, the great bassist, was found dead. Here are a couple of songs written by Entwistle and that were often played during live performances by The Who. ‘Boris the Spider’ is claimed to be Entwistle first composition.  Because of excesive live performances John wrote ‘The Quite One’ to replace ‘My […]

Birthdays

Many birthdays today, therefore many songs too. Enjoy! Enjoy! And enjoy! – Gilberto Gil (1942) – Georgie Fame (1943) – Mick Iones (1953; The Clash, etc.) – Chris Isaak (1956) – José Ignacio Lapido (1962; 091 and Lapido) – Colin Greenwood (1969; Radiohead) – etc. Happy birthday to everybody!

Our world

In 1967, today, The Beatles performed ‘All you need is love’ over a pre-recorded backing track as Britain’s contribution to ‘Our World’ (the first live, international, satellite television production). It was watched by over 400 million in 25 countries. For the broadcast The Beatles were surrounded by friends seated in the floor who sang providing […]

on the top of the mountain

Today I have come back to my origins; I have walked back through my steps; I have walked following the streams, trying to find where are they coming from; and I got it: I found the origin of the water that I drank when I was a child; then I continued walking high and high […]